- From: <juanrgonzaleza@canonicalscience.com>
- Date: Tue, 8 Aug 2006 03:56:15 -0700 (PDT)
- To: <www-math@w3.org>

Input syntax] More natural choice for c-MathML is LISP, since the input sintax may be more closer possible to the XML-representation (the use of TeX or dialects as Itex in MathML 2 has been one of greatest mistakes when authoring online docs). The LISP (plus 2 (times 5 4)) for <apply> <plus/><cn>2</cn> <apply> <times/><cn>5</cn><cn>4</cn> </apply> </apply> appears therefore natural. Some basic suggestions for an input sintax for p-MathML are contained in [1]. There are many posibilities, including [#mo [@attrib value] content] and variants. Prefix notation] Since authors here evangelized the "advantages" of one all-prefix notation for content markup, I find surprising that MathML 2 uses prefix notation for 2/3 but infix via <sep/> for rational numbers. Instead <cn type="rational">12342<sep/>2342342</cn> would be <apply><rational/><cn>12342</cn><cn>2342342</cn></apply> or _similar_. This approach may be extended to the other types of MathML numbers using the <sep/>. Including also the full model proposed here for decimal separators in reals [2]. The input sintax for the above prefix form could be close to (rational 12342 2342342) ------------------------------- [1] [http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-math/2006Jul/0100.html]. [2] [http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-math/2006Jul/0083.html]. Juan R. Center for CANONICAL |SCIENCE)

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